Blog archives

Why fear might be valuable in the Networked Society

Fear is an essential ingredient for change. As much as it can be a hurdle, the truth is, I think fear is a big motivator. Though it wasn’t articulated as a theme during the Economist’s Digital Horizons conference this morning, it certainly shone through every speech, panel, and question and answer period.

All Things D – does it have to be so disruptive?

All Things D is where everyone is gathering to discuss everything digital. But in the spirit of the entrepreneurial industries that we’ll be discussing, I think it’s better to think of “D” as in “disruption.”

Relentless hustle and bustle…

How will we take the best from Mobile World Congress 2013 and whittle it down into a 30-minute direct presentation? The news releases, the presentations from others in the industry, the meetings, the imagery, the people all around us. The “buzz.” Perhaps I can start with a few reflections here, and see what sticks.

Star power and fist pumps during Ericsson’s keynote to MWC

Ericsson President and CEO, Hans Vestberg and House DJ Avicii released the crowd-sourced track, ‘X-You’ during the Ericsson keynote speech to the Mobile World Congress.

A hodgepodge of happenings and a little Swedish pride

And so it begins. Opening day of Mobile World Congress. 67,000 experts on mobility, technology, radio networks, chipsets, applications, network this, network that, and not to forget – marketing professionals – it’s an event on a gigantic scale.

Mobile World Congress, it’s like heading to summer camp

Today I’ve spent the whole day rehearsing and preparing for Mobile World Congress, where 67,000 professionals get together in Barcelona every year.

A stroll around CES: Here the science center’s future is reality.

Now that Ericsson’s major appearances at 2013 International CES are finished, I took my first stroll around the Central Hall, where huge brands like Polaroid, Panasonic, Sony, and Samsung (and Ericsson) are all competing for the attention of attendees. As I walked through — admittedly a limited tour but anyone who comes to these trade [...]

Expectations on CES Super Session today

2nd day of Consumer Electronics Show, CES, in Las Vegas and our CEO Hans Vestberg will be in a Super Session panel lead by Techonomy’s founder and CEO David Kirkpatrick on “The New Networked Effect Changes Everything”.

CES 2013 kicks off: It’s about interaction!

The 2013 International CES kicks off today, and we’ll finally see if all the speculations about “it’s a different show” now are indeed true. Journalists writing advance pieces say it’s no longer about the gadgets. It’s about the interaction between people, software, and network. For Ericsson, that’s right up our alley.
And for us, there’s [...]

Report from a truly inspiring hackathon

AT&T Hackathon in Las Vegas on Sunday – as always very busy. The developers utilized Ericsson’s WebRTC platform and pizza (!) to come up with their great ideas. I’ll tell you more if you click to watch the video blog…